Dhenuka Radhakrishnan

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Dhenuka Radhakrishnan is a pediatric respirologist and Director of the Asthma Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, and adjunct ICES scientist. Her clinical interests include the care of children with airways diseases including asthma and cystic fibrosis. She is an advocate for lung health in children and has participated extensively in projects through the Lung Association Ontario and as Vice Chair of the Asthma Assembly at the  Canadian Thoracic Society.

Her research focus is to measure predictors of childhood respiratory disease and morbidity at the population level using large clinical and health administrative databases, and to identify methods to optimize health care delivery for children most at risk.

Research Projects

  1. Emergency department visit count: a practical tool to predict asthma hospitalization in children

    01/06/2019

    We identified 2669 patients with 3300 asthma ED visits. ED visit count was an independent predictor of future hospitalization risk (p < 0.001), demonstrating a dose-dependent response.

  2. Generational Patterns of Asthma Incidence among Immigrants to Canada over Two Decades. A Population-based Cohort Study

    01/03/2018

    Incidence of asthma was compared between immigrants from different regions of the world and long-term Ontario residents and their children, with the aim of providing further insight into the influence of environmental exposures on the development of asthma.